PLANT 4 MANAGER 

LOCATION: Acuna / Coahuila (MX-COA),  Mexico | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 2089 | JOB GRADE: 18 

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary:

The Plant 4 Manager has overall responsibility for the manufacturing activities within Plant 4.  This position will guide the organization in its support of internal and external customer requirements.   The Plant 4 Manager ensures all policies and practices are compliant with local and national regulatory requirements while ensuring a working environment free of harassment, and discrimination.  This is a critical role within the Bendix Operations, which provides the leadership and strategic direction for the manufacturing location they are assigned.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides leadership for the implementation of the mechatronic manufacturing strategy to ensure customer demand is fulfilled.
  • Provides overall leadership and guidance to the entire production facility. Managerial responsibility includes Value Stream Leaders and indirectly the plant specific departmental leaders of: HSE, Quality, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources and Continuous Improvement to achieve or exceed facility goals.
  • Drives the facility to ensure safety, quality, productivity, delivery, and budget goals are achieved, in collaboration with Sr. Director Operations and Central Plant Functional Leaders.
  • Drives the shop floor management processes to ensure a high degree of transparency between all functional areas and shifts with escalation for support as needed.
  • Establishes strong and effective working relationships that are conducive to maintaining a positive work environment, evidenced by teamwork, results and trust,
  • Drives accountability using tools and other methods to track performance.
  • Develops and recommends the annual operating and capital budgets for the operation of the Plant and ensure that all financial plans are met.
  • Evaluates departmental constraints and supports Lean Manufacturing techniques to improve efficiency and capacities and drive productivity improvements.
  • Works closely with Plant and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering to define cost-effective continuous improvement projects.
  • Partners with Supply Chain team to ensure Day of Need (DON) delivery performance, inventory accuracy and inventory reduction goals are met.
  • Is accountable for enforcing product safety related controls.
  • Promotes and drives the organizations vision and utilization of lean manufacturing tools.
  • Champions change and facilitates team related functions to improve the business performance.
  • Understands and adhere to current health, safety, and environmental policies (ISO14001). Is empowered to identify, stop, and communicate or escalate appropriate action in regard to safety, health, and environmental concerns.
  • Understands current quality policies and procedures (IATF 16949). Is empowered to identify, stop, and communicate or escalate appropriate action in regard to product quality.
  • Maintain professionalism and demonstrate company values each day.
  • Support the team and company with honesty, integrity, respect, and compassion for others.
  • Understands and applies policies consistently to team members.
  • Must be able to travel monthly to attend leadership meetings in various locations in the United States and in Mexico.
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned

 

 

Management & Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Job is directly responsible for managing other employees.    

 

Knowledge:

 

  • Ability to project manage and support multiple priorities required; encompassing the ability to make sound business decisions quickly
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to be a self-starter who possesses the knowledge and experience to run a small to medium size standalone business with a manufacturing environment.
  • Flexibility to work in a diverse environment with various personalities. 
  • Total commitment to team philosophy, a well-developed teamwork competency in every respect.
  • Manufacturing of highly automated mechatronic product a plus

 

Experience:

 

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization are required. 
  • Strong ability to analyze business issues, develop corrective actions and follow through to completion

 

Education/Certifications:

  • Degree in Business or Engineering, Master’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of Automotive/Trucking Industry Quality requirements and standards a plus.
  • Bi-lingual of Spanish and English required
  • German is a plus

What does Bendix have to offer you?
- Work-life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
- Vacation Premium
- Major medical expenses
- Christmas Bonus
- Life insurance
- Educational assistance program
- Wellness program
- Saving Fund
- Pantry Vouchers
- Personal Days Paid
- Permits paid for: Marriage or Death of a direct relative
- Attendance Bonuses
- Cafeteria Subsidy
- Subsidy for prescription glasses
- Medical service in plant
- Recognition Programs
- Gym